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Golden Peak penthouse a rarity

In real estate, the term ski-in/ski-out can mean many things, but Golden Peak Penthouse, East truly lives up to that description. This new offering marks the first slopeside residential project at the base of Vail Mountain in nearly 20 years.

Positioned at the base of Golden Peak, the Riva Bahn Express lift and just short walk from Bridge Street in Vail Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Golden Peak Penthouse, East represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“If I can only use one word, it would be ‘scarcity’,” said Tye Stockton of The Stockton Group with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. “You can’t get slopeside, new construction, ski-in/ski-out anymore. We only had two penthouses, and we sold one so we have one left. This is it.

This penthouse is two-stories, boasts over 5,600 square-feet and all floors are accessed by your own private elevator. The open floor plan brings the outdoors in with ample windows and views of the Gore Range. Enjoy the Colorado climate with over 2,000 square-feet of outdoor living space. Indoors you’ll find a mountain-modern aesthetic with a state-of-the-art kitchen, dining area, great room and lounge.

Six bedrooms will allow you to invite the whole family or invite friends up for a ski weekend or for the spectacular summers in Colorado.

“This residence is for a family that loves to ski and wants to be next to the slopes,” Stockton said. “They love Vail, they want all the privacy that a house affords but they also want the convenience of being able to lock the door and walk away and not have to worry about it.”

Scarcity is one word Stockton used to describe Golden Peak Penthouse, East but urgency is another word he used. “Golden Peak Penthouse, West sold earlier during the construction phase without any marketing, so a lot of the world doesn’t even know this exists yet, so we feel once we really start promoting it, Golden Peak Penthouse, East is going to sell very quickly,” Stockton said.

To learn more, visit www.goldenpeakpenthouses.com or call Tye Stockton at 970.471.2557.

Win land, help St. Vincent Hospital

What would you do if you won land in Colorado?

The St. Vincent Hospital Foundation is hosting the Colorado Land Rush and raffling off a forested .46 parcel of land in the Pan Ark Estates subdivision south of Leadville. Raffle tickets are $75 plus fees. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced at the Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival in downtown Leadville on June 22 at 4 p.m. and you don’t need to be present to win

Sound too good to be true? Land ownership could be a reality and in buying a raffle ticket, you are actually helping to support rural healthcare services in Lake County

After nearly closing the facility in 2015, St. Vincent Hospital is celebrating its 140-year history and will break ground on a new state-of-the-art facility later this year. The funds raised from the Colorado Land Rush land raffle will be used to help purchase a new CT scanner, which enables doctors to diagnose head and neck injuries, find internal organ damage and stabilize patients. Whether the patients are treated in Leadville or need to be transferred to a trauma center, detailed imaging from a CT scanner is critical.

Situated in the shadows of some of the state’s 14,000-foot peaks, the Leadville area boasts majestic views, hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, skiing and other outdoor activities.

What would you do if you won land in Colorado? The possibilities are endless for outdoor recreation and it’s a place for you to call home.

To purchase a raffle ticket or tickets, go to www.coloradolandrush.com. To learn more about St. Vincent Hospital’s new facility and extensive history, please visit www.leadvillehospital.org. Act fast, the winner will be announced at the Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival on June 22 at 4 p.m.

The Walden House offers views and endless outdoor recreation

Expansive views of New York Mountain and miles of trails that can be used during all seasons await those who call 705 Whiskey Ridge home. This seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom modern residence up West Lake Creek near Edwards sits on approximately 70 acres of terrain surrounded by national forest land.

“This home really caters to the type of family that leads an active lifestyle,” said Tye Stockton with The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Imagine snowshoeing in the winter and biking on the trails or fishing and paddleboarding in the pond next to the house in the summer. Then at night, you get to go into this amazing house, sit by the fireplace and take in these views from every direction.”

705 Whiskey Ridge was named the Walden House, a reference to the novel “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau. Of course, the size of this home does not qualify as a cabin, but the theme of the book is what inspired the design and lifestyle of this home.

The Walden House was designed by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf and is a modern work of art recognized worldwide. The home utilized indigenous materials like beetle-kill pine on the exterior. Other elements include copper shingle siding and hand-stacked Anasazi slivers. The materials were purposefully used to create harmony with the surrounding environment.

Even though it sits on top of Whiskey Ridge, the area the house was built on was relatively flat, allowing for more of a ranch style flow to the 10,515 square-foot home, except for the tower of bedrooms on the southeast corner.

“After a busy day of outdoor activity, your guests can retreat to the guest bedrooms at the ends of the house, which gives them more privacy. Then, the family is in this really cool stack of bedrooms where everybody gets great views. The floor plan is repeated three times until you get to the master on the top. It’s like nothing I have ever seen,” Stockton said.

Although the outdoor activities provide a workout, there is a separate glass-encased cabana-gym and outdoor pool for even more recreation.

Its location provides convenient access to the world-class skiing and snowboarding at Vail and Beaver Creek, the shops and dining in Edwards and a quick drive to the Eagle County Regional Airport.

To learn more please contact Tye Stockton at 970-470-6212 and visit www.waldenhousevail.com.

Eye Pieces of Vail now offers digital eye exams

 

Eye Pieces of Vail is pleased to announce the arrival of digital eye examinations at its Edwards Corner location, offering customers a fast and flexible way to learn more about their eye health.

“We decided to invest in the technology because we believe telemedicine is the future of health care. Our new equipment provides customers with greater flexibility and availability in scheduling an eye health exam. We are able to perform an exam 6 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” said Scott Poupore of Eye Pieces.

Eye Pieces works remotely with doctors from coast to coast to be able to provide on-demand communication with each eye exam patient. The process is as simple as filling out a form detailing a patient’s medical history. From there you are brought back to the examination room.

“We start with an advanced instrument that gives us a substantial amount of information in just a few moments. Combining multiple tests into one machine makes the experience more comfortable for the patient,” said Jen Stevens, an optician with Eye Pieces.

“Next, we will capture an image of the back of the eye and check the peripheral vision. After taking a few digital pictures of the eye we have a certified technologist join the exam and perform the refraction.”

A certified ophthalmic technologist performs subjective refraction testing via live video conferencing. Eye health is examined along with tests for diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

All test results are transferred electronically to a board-certified optometrist for clinical review. After the review, the prescription is sent to Eye Pieces within minutes so eyeglasses can be picked out from the vast selection of brands and styles Eye Pieces has in its showroom. Many times, Eye Pieces can get your prescriptions done in a day or two since its lab is on-site. Don’t forget, Eye Pieces can also put your prescription into sunglasses and goggles.

“We recommend you get an eye exam every one to two years if you wear glasses and every year if you wear contact lenses,” Stevens said. For more information, please contact Eye Pieces of Vail at the Edwards Corner location by dialing 970-926-1756 or info@eyepiecesofvail.com.

Large or small, let Ludwig’s take care of your next event

Whether you are looking for a place to celebrate a milestone or bring your extended family to dinner, discover a venue that feels like home. Ludwig’s at the Sonnenalp offers a customizable space and a feeling of Gemutlichkeit.

Gemutlichkeit is a German word used to convey the idea or state of feeling of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. Ludwig’s Restaurant includes three unique spaces all in one location that will allow you and your guests to gather in a space that is just right for any occasion.

When you enter, the first room is the Sun Room, named for the hand painted suns on the ceiling. The second room is the Terrace, which has windows on all sides, even the rooftop, which is retractable for more of an open-air feeling during the warmer months. “The Terrace is wonderful for cocktail receptions as well as dinners for larger groups needing more room,” said Amy Lilyquist, event sales manager at the Sonnenalp.

The third room is called the Stuberl, which means little living room. “It’s a cozy space overlooking Gore Creek with some history as well,” Lilyquist said. “The wooden beams are from the original Sonnenalp in the Bavarian Alps from the early 20th century and there are German coins in between the copper columns along the walls.”

The Stuberl can host up to 40 people but can also handle smaller groups. Are you on a ski trip with several families and finding it hard to get reservations? Or do you want a private spot to call your own? Once again, the staff at the Sonnenalp will make you feel like you are in your own home.

“It can be difficult to find large party accommodations during the high season in Vail. We are here to help,” Lilyquist said. “We offer buffet, family style and plated dinner options that are likeable by everyone. We are happy to adjust for dietary restrictions as well.”

Let the Sonnenalp, which is celebrating 40 years in Vail, offer its European hospitality to you and your party, big or small. For more information or to get a tour, contact Amy Lilyquist at 970-479-5417 or visit their website at www.sonnenalp.com.

The BootDoctor is in: Christy Sports hosts boot fitting specialist this weekend

Do you dread putting on your ski boots? If so, it might be time to see the BootDoctors at Christy Sports this weekend.

The BootDoctors is a nationally recognized retailer that specializes in exceptional boot fitting. Founded by co-owner Bob Gleason in 1986, the Telluride, CO and Taos, NM-based BootDoctors was acquired by Christy Sports in late 2017. Gleason will be on hand along with Christy Sports’ own boot fitting specialists at their Vail Village and Beaver Creek locations throughout the weekend to help make your boots fit like a glove.

After a few minutes speaking with Gleason, you know boot fitting is in his blood. The technical aspects of the boot, the scientific parts of the foot and the mechanics of both all fill his mind with tactics on how to give you the best fitting boot possible.

“The foot evolved to be a mobile adaptor. That means when the heel strikes the ground, the joints in the feet unlock to absorb shock and adapt to the terrain the foot is walking on. In a hard boot shell, that unlocking motion makes the high points in the foot rub and move against that boot shell causing abrasion,” Gleason said.

“The unsophisticated skier often goes to a bigger boot when experiencing these rubs. The result is the motion is greater and less contained. So the problems are worse,” Gleason said.

Investing time in diagnosing the problem and investing in tools to alleviate the problem is the key to your boots performing well.

“Solving a fit issue requires a methodical analysis of the skier’s foot and ski boot’s size and shape, ranges of motion in the various joints of the foot, identifying collision points between the foot and lower leg and the boot,” Gleason said. “Verbal feedback from the skier and tell tale signs of abrasion combine to paint the picture of what is causing the fit issues.”

Stop by and see the BootDoctors at Christy Sports in Vail Village on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. or the Beaver Creek location on Sunday from 8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. to solve your boot fitting issues. Your feet will thank you.

Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: The BootDoctor is in

Do you dread putting on your ski boots? If so, it might be time to see the BootDoctors at Christy Sports this weekend.

The BootDoctors is a nationally-recognized retailer that specializes in exceptional boot fitting. Founded by co-owner Bob Gleason in 1986, the Telluride, and Taos, New Mexico-based company was acquired by Christy Sports in late 2017. Gleason will be on hand, along with Christy Sports’ own boot fitting specialists, at its Vail Village and Beaver Creek locations throughout the weekend to help make your boots fit like a glove.

After a few minutes speaking with Gleason, you know boot fitting is in his blood. The technical aspects of the boot, the scientific parts of the foot and the mechanics of both all fill his mind with tactics on how to give you the best-fitting boot possible.

“The foot evolved to be a mobile adapter,” Gleason said “That means when the heel strikes the ground, the joints in the feet unlock to absorb shock and adapt to the terrain the foot is walking on. In a hard boot shell, that unlocking motion makes the high points in the foot rub and move against that boot shell causing abrasion.”

“The unsophisticated skier often goes to a bigger boot when experiencing these rubs. The result is the motion is greater and less contained. So the problems are worse,” Gleason said.

Investing time in diagnosing the problem and investing in tools to alleviate the problem is the key to your boots performing well.

“Solving a fit issue requires a methodical analysis of the skier’s foot and ski boot’s size and shape, ranges of motion in the various joints of the foot, identifying collision points between the foot and lower leg and the boot,” Gleason said. “Verbal feedback from the skier and tell-tale signs of abrasion combine to paint the picture of what is causing the fit issues.”

Stop by and see the BootDoctors at Christy Sports in Vail Village today from 8 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. or the Beaver Creek location on Sunday from 8 t o 11 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. to solve your boot-fitting issues. Your feet will thank you.

Town of Vail offers recycling tips and tricks for the holidays (sponsored)

While cleaning up after opening presents this holiday season, take a moment to think about where this trash will go.

Wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons, etc., are not recyclable and shouldn’t be put in recycling bins. “Even though people might think of wrapping paper as paper that can be recycled it has a lot of additives,” said Mark Hoblitzell, environmental sustainability coordinator with the town of Vail.

If you’re grabbing some caffeine to keep you going this holiday season, just know that paper-based coffee cups are usually lined with a membrane of polyethylene (plastic) to make them waterproof, but that means they are not recyclable alongside paper or cardboard, so those cups should be placed in a regular garbage can.

How about that carton of eggnog? Take a sip and look at your options: If you have Honeywagon or Waste Management single stream or mixed recycling at your home go ahead and put it in the recycling bin and celebrate. If you have to separate recycling or use the drop sites, unfortunately it has to be trashed.

The journey much of your recyclables takes is pretty amazing. The Eagle County Landfill near Wolcott houses the Materials Recovery Facility where recyclables are separated from each other in a highly technical manner. With the use of staff, optic and magnetic mechanisms, items are sorted into the correct bins. A “puff” of air blasts out plastics and a series of magnets pulls out the different metals. The goal is to have less than 10 percent contamination present in the final sorted and prepped product.

Hoblitzell said that the town of Vail’s recycling rate is 23 which is slightly above Eagle County’s recycling rate of 22 and well above Colorado’s recycling rate of 12 percent. But it still has some room to grow to reach or surpass the national recycling rate of 34 percent.

Biggest Contaminants

Some of the biggest contaminants are film plastics, plastic bags, coffee cups and Styrofoam. Many items are confusing as they have a number in the “chasing arrows” design. The numbers indicate the type of plastic and do not necessarily mean an item is recyclable. Generally consumer bottles and tubs made out of plastic, glass and metal can be recycled. Office paper, junk mail and corrugated cardboard are also can also be recyclable. Remember, when in doubt, leave it out and check signage at the sites or with your local hauler for more information. Sugar-based plastics such as 6 PLA cannot be recycled anywhere locally.

This fall, the climate action collaborative has launched the Eagle County Waste Wizard to help provide more information on whether or not items can be recycled and where they should go. Visit www.vailgov.com/waste or the app can be downloaded at the Apple Store or Google Play store

People can visit www.lovevail.org to learn about town recycling and other sustainability efforts.

Affordably achieve fitness goals with new upgrades at the Gypsum Recreation Center

With the shorter daylight hours, we are reminded to migrate indoors to keep our fitness routines on track. Now is the perfect time get motivated for the upcoming winter sports season by considering the Gypsum Rec Center due to their recent upgrades.

More fitness equipment means more choices and finding ways to keep your body moving and staying active while keeping things fresh. Choose from their new treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent and upright bikes, body arc trainer and a stair power mill climber. All are outfitted with HD TVs to help you pass the time while sweating it out.

The Synergy 360 machine has everything you need for a diverse workout, including the highly popular and effective battle ropes. The new fitness equipment layout provides an additional 1,900 square feet of space for stretching and functional fitness.

Gypsum Rec Center’s membership upgrades give families a lot to be excited about, too. Family memberships now include unlimited Tumble Tots (for kids walking to age 5) and Child Watch. Plus, weekday Child Watch hours have just been extended. Monday–Thursday hours used to be 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. They will now be 8 a.m–1 p.m.

This new equipment along with the expanded membership perks gives you access to the most affordable and robust fitness facility in Eagle County with prices starting at just $54 a month for adults and great deals for families.

Membership benefits include:
• Free fitness classes
• Free childcare (family and adult +1 child memberships only)
• Free Tumble Tots (family and adult +1 child memberships only)
• Discounts on birthday parties
• Discounts on select programs, activities and classes.

In addition to the fitness equipment and classes, don’t forget about their indoor pool complete with a water slide and a lazy river along with other features.

To learn more about memberships at the Gypsum Rec Center, stop by their front desk to take a tour or give them a call at 970.777.8888.

Basecamp on the Creek in Avon offers mountain-modern design and accessibility

You’ve driven by Basecamp on the Creek on the way to Beaver Creek Resort, but may have never realized the special attributes of the site and the homes now on it. This prime riverfront location at the confluence of Beaver Creek and the Eagle River feature arguably the most spectacular waterfront setting in the entire Vail Valley, all while taking advantage of views to Vail’s Game Creek Bowl and Beaver Creek Mountain.

Cantilevered over the water, Basecamp on the Creek offers 14 three-bedroom mountain-modern designed residences with an open, loft-style floor plan, Wolf, ASKO, U-Line and Sub-Zero appliances, quartz countertops and wide panel wood flooring.

Each home comes with a one or two-car garage, but park the car while you are here. Homeowners can access the private shuttle service to both Beaver Creek and Vail and the walkability of this location is unmatched. You are literally a three-minute walk from Starbucks and the path out your door leads you to the Westin fitness facility, Anjali spa and the Riverfront Gondola to access Beaver Creek mountain. Stroll to restaurants and Nottingham Lake for concerts and events. You can also enjoy designated open space just east of the property for fishing or just walking the dog.

“It’s a location you have to visit to truly appreciate. People are surprised by how close we are to the river and creek. The sights and sounds are truly amazing. Expansive trees give a sense of privacy and visitors often have no idea it would be as beautiful, quiet and private as it is,” said Page Slevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. “The quality of the homes is matched by the setting. Owners are drawn to top-of-the-line finishes and even builders come in and say that they can’t believe we put such high end finishes and details into the project.”

Building A is complete with only two remaining and ready for buyers to move in before ski season. Building B will be completed by late summer of 2019. To experience the great views, sights and sounds of the water, stop by for a visit and meet the Basecamp team: Page Slevin, Craig Denton and Kyle Denton of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. For more information or for a private showing, visit www.basecamptownhomes.com.